Federal funding agencies require that institutions working on subawards under Harvard prime awards follow all of the rules and regulations that would apply if the award had been issued to them directly.
Cost-sharing commitments are generally discouraged in proposals unless they are required by the sponsor. If a proposal commits a quantified portion of a PI’s academic year effort or lists other direct costs that will be paid for by University or sponsored funds, this constitutes a commitment by the University to cost share. Cost shared effort needs to be certified annually, and companion accounts must be set up to track any other items committed.... Read more about Cost Sharing
The Statement of Policy in Regard to Intellectual property covers the University’s policy governing the ownership and disposition of intellectual property which includes, but is not limited to, inventions, copyrights (including computer software), trademarks, and tangible research property such as biological materials.
In accordance with OMB costing principles, it is necessary to explain and justify transfers of charges onto federally-funded sponsored awards, where the original charge was previously recorded elsewhere on Harvard's General Ledger.
In addition to the general policy surrounding travel at Harvard, when traveling on federally-sponsored awards there are other important considerations. This policy provides an overview of these considerations including the Fly America Act, Open Skies Agreement and information on Code Share.